If we want to say the beginning of the “era of e-cigarette regulation”, it may be that when the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released the “investigation report on the use of underage tobacco”, the e-cigarette brand Juul was put on the list because of its popularity among minors.
Then, who began to focus on the regulation of e-cigarette products in the FCTC (tobacco control framework), while the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) launched a series of regulatory actions, including market access threshold (PMTA).
Like Gore D. Roger, the pirate king, Juul has buried a beautiful vision of becoming rich overnight in the e-cigarette industry, and has opened the era of navigation in the e-cigarette industry. The supervision unit, like the Navy officers and men who are chasing Lufei, vowed to send the electronic cigarette to the scaffold.
However, all this, including the headache of regulators around the world, decided to strictly regulate e-cigarette products. In addition to nicotine, the real key lies in the use of minors.
Minors are like malignant tumors in the human body. If you do not cure them, they will continue to deteriorate until they spread all over the body and cause death. However, if you want to completely escape the risk, you have to spend a lot of time and money, which is a problem that the e-cigarette industry and regulatory authorities have to face.
That’s why the FDA later took some extreme measures, including a crackdown on flavored e-cigarettes and on campus, to curb youth use.
Because CDC survey shows that seasoning products are most popular among young people. In January, the FDA formally ordered companies to withdraw flavoring products from the market, and the agency even reviewed electronic cigarette maker Juul because the company had intended to sell its products to teenagers.
But they also stopped selling flavored e-cigarettes as early as October 2019.
Of course, for the industry, the FDA’s series of actions seem unreasonable, and even a bit of a trigger for global regulation. They think that restricting flavored e-cigarettes cannot limit teenagers’ use of e-cigarettes, and may lead them to smoke cigarettes again.
Therefore, many e-cigarette manufacturers are resistant to the U.S. regulatory policy and question the effectiveness of the FDA in the prevention and treatment of minors.